April tech of the month: Cycliq Fly12, shorts from Rapha, Sagan’s 100% glasses and a Giant TCR Advanced 1

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Playlist 20 Videos April tech of the month: Cycliq Fly12, shorts from Rapha, Sagan's 100% glasses and a Giant TCR Advanced 1 16:53 July's tech of the month: new products from Garmin, 100%, Prime and Cannondale 19:54 Pro bike: Geraint Thomas's Pinarello Dogma F12 04:35 June’s tech of the month: New Brompton X, Cannondale SystemSix and Maxxis tyres 20:54 April's Tech of the Month: Canyon Aeroad with SRAM AXS, new Vittoria tyres and Fulcrum wheels 26:29 March's Tech of the Month: Pinarello, new Specialized shoes, DT Swiss wheels and Evoc's bike bag 27:06 February's Tech of the Month: new kit from Castelli, Le Col, Smith and Triban 24:22 Greg Van Avermaet to ride a gold Giant TCR in 2019 (video) 01:00 Watch: Top five Strava cheats (video) 04:41 January's Tech of the Month: Colnago C64, Assos Equipe RS S9, Santini Vega and Specialized S-Works Recon 18:29 December's Tech of the Month: New Shimano 105, Canyon's best bike and new helmet tech from Specialized and Met 22:31 The best new e-bikes of 2019 05:01 November's Tech of the Month: New S-Phyre shoes, a CatEye lightshow, Fulcrum carbon wheels and a big bike bag 24:26 October's Tech of the Month: New Giro helmet, rain protection from Castelli and Specialized's tubeless tyres 19:24 Watch: Seven of the hottest aero bikes for 2019 06:15 The six most exciting cycling computer releases of 2018 03:09 September's Tech of the Month: Fighter jet cycling glasses, Wahoo's indoor training system and a pair of very sensible lights 17:37 Watch: Seven stunning shoes coming in 2019 04:53 August Tech of the Month: Enve wheels, Oakley sunglasses and something very special from CeramicSpeed (video) 18:14 Watch: What are the key features to look for when buying your next bike? 09:16

This month we take a closer look at the latest Cycliq Fly12 camera-cum-front-light, Rapha’s new Cargo shorts and Peter Sagan’s glasses sponsor 100% and its Speedcraft glasses. Giant makes an appearance too with its TCR Advanced 1, which also won our £2000 bike group test in Cycling Weekly magazine recently.

Cycliq Fly12

The updated Cycliq Fly12 camera plus safety light is a brilliant bit of kit for those looking to be seen out on the road, whilst also protecting themselves with video evidence of day-to-day riding.

Commuters would suit this but equally, thanks to the sleek nature of the device, weekend rides wouldn’t be disturbed by using the Fly12.

Decent video recording along with 600 lumen output for the light is more than enough and it has a staggering 10 light modes to choose from.

100% Speedcraft glasses

Tech writer Rupert Radley makes quite a statement using the 100% Speedcraft glasses currently favoured by world road race champion, Peter Sagan.

The large lens specs provide great peripheral vision and although sit proud on the face, are not offensive when on and do a great job at venting and not misting, even whilst stopped at traffic lights on a damp day.

The 2mm thick lens protects against UV too!

Rapha Cargo shorts

Now, we may have joked about the Rapha Cargo shorts, but in all honesty, it is a great idea for those going on an adventure.

The idea is to free up the jersey choice, for maybe something slightly more casual for those long rides, and enable quick and easy access to food and ride essentials. Out the box thinking from the British brand has worked very well here.

Giant TCR Advanced 1

Giant TCR Advanced 1

Giant TCR Advanced 1 road bike

The Giant TCR Advanced 1 is a brilliant bike for the money. It sits under £1800 and you get full Shimano Ultegra with that.

It’s the ride, however, that is the best bit. It truly punches well above its price tag. Despite the small size and the even smaller triangles (rear stay and down tube / forks) it smooths out road buzz and feels fun and lively.

You’ll also get tubeless tyres and wheels set up on purchase, good job Giant.